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Windows 7: Dual Boot

03 Nov 2009   #1

Win XP, 7 and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 
Dual Boot

Hello,

Currently i have two operating system on my PC. Seven is installed on partition C: and XP on partition D:. I would like to reinstall XP, but from what i know, if i do it using normal/standard installation, i will loose the pointer at seven. How can i reinstall XP and keep untouched Seven?

thank you,
Peter

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03 Nov 2009   #2

 

As long as you re-install XP into the same location as it exists already, the "pointer" will remain valid.
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03 Nov 2009   #3

Win XP, 7 and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

ok, but when installing xp, it wants to create some temporary files on drive C:, will it overwrite the Seven files?
also, is it still gone be ok if i would like to reinstall different language version of xp?

thank you,
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03 Nov 2009   #4

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Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If you are going to reinstall a different language version of XP to the same Xp partition . That will be fine.

You will need to run startup repair from the 7 dvd afterwards.
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03 Nov 2009   #5

Win XP, 7 and Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

ok, cheers. Will give it a go today.
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